The very first of the wines to leave the cellar for Brookdale Estate was the Mason Road Chenin Blanc. The vines were the oldest that could be salvaged on the estate’s land when it was acquired by Tim Rudd. A true Cinderella story, Chenin Blanc is now set to be one of our most celebrated varietals being produced by Brookdale in a variety of styles using different techniques.
Winemaker, Kiara Scott, is young, full of energy, and brings with her a new world order for the creation of Chenin Blancs. We love her ‘breaking boundaries’ approach to winemaking, echoed in Tim’s vision ‘to do something different at Brookdale’. Unlike the Brookdale Estate Chenin Blanc, the Mason Road Chenin is from younger vineyards and lightly oaked with only 20% in old French oak. It presents revitalising freshness alongside full fruit flavours as a result of the warm climate and cool mountain breeze.
The Mason Road Chenin Blanc has racy acidity and a pithy finish, a wine as nonconformist as its maker.